Tuesday, August 25, 2009

who is this?

I don't blog much to here - I'm usually on Facebook or Flickr, if I'm doing something "social" on the computer. But I've been following some very funny website/blogs recently, and one of them is now following me here. She mentioned that we have different political points of view and we'll have some interesting discussions on that - I did warn her that I mainly use this blog to rant and complain and kinda mutter under my breath at the world - but, then I wondered ... who do people see me as?

One thing very weird about Facebook, MySpace, etc., is that you reunite with people you may not have seen in years - old boyfriends, elementary school pals, girls you knew in junior high that never talked to you in high school - that type of stuff. And your friends from work, which in my case involves former students. I don't add students if they're still in my class (for one thing, I think 5th grade is too young for Facebook) but when they're in middle school, it's cool. So, I watch my language and try not to air my more-left-wing thoughts too much.

But if they knew who I really am now, in late August of 2009, would they still want to Friend me? I hope so, because while I don't really stay up nights worrying about what other people think of me (never have,) I like having a wide variety of friends and don't want to scare any one off.

I'm going to try a list of me ... something I did way back in Psych 101 at CSULB:
1. female
2. wife (25 years)
3. mother (daughter turns 21 on 9/9; son is 19)
4. daughter (for 48 years!)
5. sister (youngest of 4, three brothers)
6. teacher (5th grade)
7. AFS American Abroad Returnee (to Asunción, Paraguay in 1979)
8. Master's Degree in Education
9. ESL endorsed
10. no reproductive organs (woohoo - full hysterectomy last Oct!)
11. one chihuahua
12. weird
13. raised United Methodist
14. still dealing with the fact that I'm pretty much atheist now ...
15. Democrat - always have been, always will be
16. Obama fan
17. still get crushes on male actors (Antonio Banderas is mine!)
18. nerd/geek - Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel; Doctor Who; Top Gear
19. Pisces - though, of course, astrology is, to quote Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT
20. insomniac
21. depression & anxiety
22. immensely proud of my children
23. still terrified that the world is going to hurt them & I can't protect them
24. reader
25. wanna-be writer

- there, that's 25. Let's see how that goes.

I've got a theory ...

no, no bunnies here. Just finished watching "Penn & Teller's Bullshit" on Creationism (season one) so I felt the need to post some thoughts.

from merriam-webster's.com:

Main Entry: the·o·ry thē-ə-rē
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural:the·o·ries
Etymology: Late Latin-theoria, from Greek theōria, from theōrein
Date: 1592
1)the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another
2)abstract thought /speculation
3)the general or abstract principles of a body of fact, a science, or an art theory
4)a belief, policy, or procedure proposed or followed as the basis of action; an ideal or hypothetical set of facts, principles, or circumstances —often used in the phrase -in theory, we have always advocated freedom for all
5) a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena -theory of light
6) a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation; an unproved assumption / conjecture; a body of theorems
7) presenting a concise systematic view of a subject: theory of equations

-- please note, creationists, that "theory" when it relates to evolution, the big-bang, etc. is #5 - scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena. It does NOT mean "unprovable"!!
Get with it - there is NO science in Intelligent Design because you do not have to "believe" a fact - you KNOW a fact, you BELIEVE a religion. And as for me, I'll stick with knowing, thank you very much!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


God- I haven't been able to post this anywhere - I have too many kids who read my Facebook ... but anyhoo ...

Do the damn republicans KNOW what "teabag" means????? It's a SEX act people! (and not really a pretty one, IMHO.)

Now I'm wondering just what's going to happen to Sarah Palin - what's going to be the thing that will bring her so-called political career down in a flaming ball of fire?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Winchester Mystery House

They used one of my photos on the website - click on Winchester and scroll through photos!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

getting close!!

And McCain is still claiming he'll win. After watching some interviews on "The Daily Show" yesterday, I was truly frightened for the mental health of my country. These people were truly believing the smears! They REALLY believe that Barack is a Muslim! AND they still think that would be terrible!! WTF?? When will we be able to hold an election and not give a flying shit about the religious practice of the candidates (unless, of course, they're illegal or immoral - but then again - that would rule out Sarah's "church"!!)

Be sure to tell all your friends to VOTE!! Let's not get complacent! Don't get cocky! We need to give Obama a MANDATE - truly SHOW the world that the US is not filled with red-necks and bible-
thumpers with an IQ in the single digits. Let's kick some McCain ass!!!

Anyhoo - did anyone watch Obama's program tonight? Was he just preaching to the choir - or do you think some Independents or some of those illusive Undecideds actually tuned and watched? Did they learn something? Did it help? It sure convinced me that this is the most exciting Presidential candidate since Clinton!! And, I've always felt that Clinton could have f*cked Monica on the White House lawn for all I cared! He got STUFF done!! And, as the teeshirt says - when Clinton lied, no one died!

I've already voted - Oregon has mail-in ballots. We did the whole family bit - taught the kids to look for Bill
Sizemore's name and vote the opposite! Lon Mabon hasn't been on in awhile - are we getting smarter?